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217 Today: Illinois Holocaust survivor reflects on importance of remembering what led to World War II

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed a handful of measures yesterday he says addresses the state’s teacher shortage.
  • The Farm Bill which funds food and ag programs every five years is set to expire next year.
  • This week is International Dark Sky Week. Local organizers of the event say they’re trying to raise awareness about light pollution, which The International Dark Sky Association reports is increasing faster than ever.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with Illinois Holocaust survivor Eric Blaustein who reflects on the importance of never forgetting what led to World War II.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Dana Cronin, Eva Bein and Hannah Alani.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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